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Deere John,

April 25, 2010

Meet our newest addition, Sixty. It’s not an animal, but it sure works like an animal.

Hello, world

“Sixty” partly because it’s a ‘John Deere 68’, partly because it looks and breathes like it’s about 60 years old.

Sixty came with a bagger attachment and a trailer. I think the trailer alone is about a $300 piece of equipment, and the bagger isn’t cheap either. We all know that John Deere is the top of the line, and like your neighbor says, “keep it oiled up and it’ll run forever.” Clearly, Sixty has been running since the beginning of time, so someone must have kept it oiled up. And in the deal of the year, we picked Sixty and her trailer and bagger up from a really nice couple, all for $125! They even delivered it all for an extra $65.

Part of the deal was that the battery was dead. So, it had to be jump started, then it would run fine. The other thing was that the deck didn’t raise up as high as we wanted, so we knew we’d have to get creative there.

We bought a battery this morning and now it starts up just fine. About the deck, we bought some wire and hiked it up and tied it with the wire. Seems to be working well so far.

This little mower is by no means a heavy piece of machinery. It’s almost cruel the lawn fury we unleashed on it. Here’s the before:

Lawn: Before

Little Sixty’s maiden voyage:

Farmer D

Drive By Petting

And, the after photo:

Another great day of farmin’.

d.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda Pants permalink
    April 25, 2010 7:53 pm

    Mower this, mower that…HOW CUTE IS JAMES???! ARgh makes me want to punch my eyes out.

  2. April 25, 2010 8:38 pm

    bad ass.

  3. April 25, 2010 9:50 pm

    I know, James has been the greatest farm dog. None of the dogs wanted to come outside at first. Them city slickers. But he started a revolution – came out and napped in the grass with us all day every day. Then the girls followed suit, about a week later. I ❤ him so much. He laid in the dirt next to us while we planted the garden today. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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